posted on May, 11 2005 @ 03:13 PM
Originally posted by HowardRoark
You disagree with what? I just posted some information about the fact that many recently drilled wells in Bangladesh and India are contaminated by
arsenic, and that it is considered a major health issue.
Do you disagree with that?
And I wonder why they are not.
That post reminds me of Jack Nicholson sitting at the bar in the Overlook Hotel, ruminating about the “white man’s burden.”
Hold on a second Howard, you are taking my words out of context.
Besides, what does the Bangladesh government drilling wells for water have to do with western degrading of the rest of the world?
Badruzzaman criticizes a World Bank-funded project run by the government of Bangladesh to identify and shut down the tainted wells. “They test the
well, paint it red if it’s pumping up water full of arsenic, and tell people they cannot drink from that well. What’s the alternative? People
can’t live without water! We need simple, cheap remediation techniques.”
Oh, I see, because World Bank is involved it is purely the westerners fault, right? No solution!? Or is this a case of giving up for the sake to push
one's political agenda? "Oh, the wells are painted red and left there and nothing can be down about it, all because big shot westerner WB had to
come in and mess everything up, boo hoo hoo, etc..."
In fact there is a solution. Though I surmise the Bangladesh and Indian government are too lazy to lift a finger.
The Arsenic Biosand Filter (ABF), invented by engineers at MIT with the support of local partners, provides simultaneous arsenic and pathogen removal
for safe, clean drinking water.
[edit on 11-5-2005 by Frosty]